Meanwhile reveals five strange news items hidden from the headlines

A series of funny and weird news items that hid among the major headlines. [Image The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube]
A series of funny and weird news items that hid among the major headlines. [Image The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube]

These are the stories that fall between the cracks in the world's headlines but make us curl up with laughter instead.

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Stephen Colbert's Meanwhile gives a taste of the hidden news

While most of the videos posted on "The Late Show by Stephen Colbert" YouTube page are not really of interest to UK viewers, Colbert has a segment he calls "Meanwhile." This segment features weird and odd news that otherwise skips the major headlines.

This week Stephen Colbert has come up with some dillies, including a city official who had to resign after licking a former city manager's face, the fact that parents are dosing their children's medicines all wrong, a man was arrested for projecting a porn Film onto his garage door and a court case was postponed after a lawyer walked in covered in bed bugs. Then there is the Indian man who is taking his (lawyer) parents to court because he didn't give his consent to being conceived.


A Florida city commissioner resigns over face-licking and groping allegations

Nancy Oakley, a city commissioner in Madeira Beach, Florida, has resigned over groping and face-licking allegations with a former city manager. She was fined $5,000 by the state ethics commission, who said she had exhibited inappropriate behaviour, while licking the face of Shane Crawford who was the city’s manager at the time, during a fishing tournament in 2012. Commissioner John Douthirt said he is angry that his city has become a national joke over the incident.


1 in 5 households believe measuring medicine with a household spoon is OK

Giving medicine to young children is a tricky thing, especially when getting the dosage right. Some say labelling is at fault as it reflects both teaspoons and millilitres. However, NPR reports that 1 in 5 parents are giving their children their medicine using household teaspoons. This is not the way to do it. This is worrying as the side effects from too much medicine can create symptoms similar to that of the illness itself. Rather use a proper medicine measuring spoon instead.

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